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February 2023

Road Trip to Ashland, Oregon

February 28, 2023

As my regular followers know, my Mexico vacation got canceled and instead the hubby and I decided on an RV road trip through Northern California to Ashland, Oregon. It was super fun, and with the crazy winter storms, quite an adventure. I’m working on a What to Wear for a Winter Road Trip post, but in the meantime, here are a few shots of the pretty little town of Ashland and some recommendations if you find yourself there.

Ashland, Oregon is famous for it’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival. I would love to go back one day soon and see a Shakespeare play performed!  But this time around, it was a last minute trip and we only stayed overnight.

With snowy weather, we decided to forego the RV camping, and we stayed in a gorgeous historic hotel, called Ashland Springs.

Ashland Springs Hotel in Ashland Oregon


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Plans Change

February 23, 2023

So our Mexico trip was canceled due to the new travel advisory for US citizens.  It sucks, especially since I had my travel wardrobe all ready to go! But hey … life happens and I always like to think it’s all for the best somehow. For one thing, I have a cute summer wardrobe all ready to go. For another, we made other fun plans and soon will be off on a totally different kind of adventure!

To cheer myself up about canceling our trip, I tried styling one of my new sundresses so I could wear it right now. The results are … okay. To be honest, this sundress really needs cute sandals, a straw bag, and a tropical locale to shine!  But … I tried. Even though it’s not totally fabulous, I do truly love all the pieces separately, so I thought I’d share.

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Khaite Fall 2023

February 21, 2023

I haven’t done a lot of coverage for New York Fashion Week this season. I did some shares on Instagram stories over the week, but that’s about it. I figure that since all the looks are for fall 2023, there’s no big hurry to share, right?  To be honest, I’m getting pretty lackadaisical in my old age. And I’m not mad at it.

But here’s just a little fun peek at Khaite’s runway:

I’m loving the head-to-toe leather! So simple and chic!


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Par for the Course with Chico’s

February 16, 2023

For Christmas my husband bought us golf lessons. So far, we’ve only adventured so far as mini golf and Top Golf, so I’m excited to learn to play “real” golf soon! And thanks to Chico’s, I have a new outfit to wear for it as well.


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Valentine Gifts for Yourself!

February 14, 2023

Valentine’s Day celebrates love in all forms, and please don’t forget your most important special someone, yourself!  Here are few ideas of ways to celebrate yourself this week!

Here are a list of ideas of nice things you could do for yourself:

1. Drive to the park or the beach and do some journal writing.

2. Treat yourself to a fancy coffee and a decadent pastry.

3. Take a long lunch hour and treat yourself to a fancy lunch.

4. A mani/pedi is always a good idea.

5. Give yourself a spa day.

6. Order your favorite guilty take-out and stay home and watch your favorite guilty pleasure TV show. No guilt allowed!

7. Create a vision board, with photos of things that symbolize your wishes and dreams for the future.  You can do this the old school way with a poster board and magazines or go new school with a digital version, on Pinterest or Instagram.

8. Grab a book you’ve been meaning to read and curl up for a cozy day of tea, cookies, and reading.

9. Take a nap.

10.And  I’ve included some tangible treats here if you feel like buying yourself something extra nice:

Most importantly, enjoy yourself and say all the nice things to yourself that you deserve to hear!

Happy HAPPY Valentine’s Day, Dolls!

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce.


Girl Lunch Outfit

February 9, 2023

This guy in the red sweatshirt doesn’t look too impressed, but I’m loving my outfit here!

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Camel Coat, Stripes, & Caramel Heels

February 7, 2023

My eye keeps being drawn to outfits on Instagram and Pinterest that are pairing black and white stripes with camel.  It just looks so polished and chic to me.

classic chic outfit for women over 50


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What HAVEN’T You Worn Yet This Winter?

February 2, 2023

Today’s outfit definitely won’t be for everyone, but the style advice behind it will be. Ladies, what HAVEN’T you worn yet this winter?

Winter is still here, but starting to wind down. What winter favorites have you forgotten about so far? I challenge you to find those things in the corners of the closet and let them out to play!

faux fur patchwork coat

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